Time: ~30 minutes
Cost: $20 for 3 yards of fabric on sale
Bedskirts are ridiculously expensive ($50 for plain ones and $100+ for prettier patterned ones - King), but SO easy to DIY. Another complaint? Store-bought bedskirts never seem long enough. I don't know if our bed sits too high, but previous skirts always hung 2" above the floor making all our unsightly under-bed storage very visible.
This bedskirt is simply a very long rectangle wrapped around the boxspring and stapled into place. It took 15 minutes to hem the sides and maybe 10 to staple. The length is 18" and corners are box pleated (see this tutorial for basic box pleat how-to).
There are so many fun prints you can use!
(Almost Finished) Queen to King Headboard
Time: ~2 hours
Styrofoam ($6 - Home Depot)
Queen-sized memory foam mattress topper ($26 - Big Lots)
3 yards of scrap fabric to cover and put in place
Still to do? I want to add decorative fabric to it in the form of a fitted sheet I'll sew for the headboard so I can change it out according to whim. I didn't buy enough of the bedskirt fabric for this, so am trying to decide if I want to buy more or go with faux leather. I saw a gray ostrich faux leather the other day and thought it looked gorgeous.
If you have any headboard fabric suggestions, please do tell!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!